It is probably just a shell. They call it a "potential flyer". The damn thing is up on blocks like it was parked in the wrong part of town and got stripped. I don't think you can go to you local auto parts store(or anywhere for that matter) and pick up the parts you would need to complete this "project".
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/ archive/teachpot1.html What an idiot? I guess he just has a warped mind. He obviously thought that the cop would agree with his actions, or he wouldn't have told him so casually.